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    Chuck Schumer and the Litmus Tests of the Democratic Party

    Chuck Schumer and the Litmus Tests of the Democratic Party

    Go back to the second half of the second term of the Bush Administration. Really in 2005, but then after 2006, there was wide spread disagreement between the base of the party and President Bush on a host of issues. Bush’s appointment of Harriet Miers and immigration reform had begun it. But into 2007, the war effort was a subject of concern, TARP was a | Read More »

    Are Republicans Finally Brave Enough to Fight This?

    In 2010, 2012, and 2014, Democrats pounded the GOP on the “war on women.” It did little good, but the Democrats have kept it going. Within the Republican Party, the leaders and candidates, scared of another Todd Akin moment, have run from the issue of abortion. But that might be changing thanks to Hillary Clinton. Clinton yesterday tried to attack ‘s position on abortion. She | Read More »

    Regarding Jeb Bush and Me

    A whole lot of people seem to think I endorsed Jeb Bush this weekend because I noted both that he is a friend and that he was the most conservative Governor in the country when he was there. Or at least in the late 90’s. I was not working from a script, but a lot of people before Bush spoke thought I was endorsing Perry | Read More »

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    The August Doldrums and Donald Trump

    The August Doldrums and Donald Trump

    August is the doldrums of political season. The winds stop and one story can stick around and take up attention. August is the season of Monica Lewinsky, Chandra Levy, Cindy Sheehan, the Obamacare protests, the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, etc., etc., etc. The President is on vacation, the congress is out of Washington, and the political press is in search of a story. Politicians | Read More »

    What Happens When You Rescind an Invitation to Trump?

    What happens when you rescind an invitation to Donald Trump? Well, my RedState email is suddenly maxed out due to a flood of very angry emails. I’ve been called queer, an n-word lover, Megyn Kelly has been referred to as the c-word. My office phone line’s voicemail has also gotten maxed out with angry phone calls. Last night, people were leaving voicemails in my hotel | Read More »

    The Most Interesting Thing About Trump’s Statements Today

    When I talked to the Trump campaign on Friday night, the campaign manager only wanted to focus on the “blood in her eyes” part. When I brought up the “wherever” bit, he kept going back to the “blood in her eyes” part. So I asked for a clarification or apology and he said I needed to do it in writing. I put it in writing | Read More »

    I Have Disinvited Donald Trump to the RedState Gathering

    I have tried to give a great deal of latitude to Donald Trump in his run for the Presidency. He is not a professional politician and is known for being a blunt talker. He connects with so much of the anger in the Republican base and is not afraid to be outspoken on a lot of issues. But there are even lines blunt talkers and | Read More »

    The Debate

    I’d like to say thank you to Fox News. Four years ago we got to see television networks ask Republicans about birth control and global warming constantly. The networks focused on what they wanted, not what Republicans wanted. Tonight, Fox News was kind enough to probe the candidates on issues that matter to the Republican voters. The candidates showed humor and feistiness. The candidates were | Read More »

    You’d Have Thought Me a Conspiracy Theorist

    If I told you in 2008 that Barack Obama would negotiate a deal that he acknowledges will fund terrorism, you’d have thought me a conspiracy theorist. If I told you in 2008 that Barack Obama would lecture Christians on the crusades and call a growing army of Islamic radicals “junior varsity,” you’d have thought me a conspiracy theorist. If I told you in 2008 that | Read More »

    The August Recess and the Planned Parenthood Fight

    Conservatives need to treat the 2015 August recess the way they treated the 2009 recess. In 2009, conservatives overwhelmed townhall meetings to demand opposition to Obamacare. This year, conservatives need to get out in force and demand Congress defund Planned Parenthood, even if it means a government shutdown. You need to show up in force because all lives matter, even those of children in the | Read More »

    Their Lies Have Boxed Them In

    “Democrats think they want this fight, but what they do not understand is that they have options. Republican leaders have no options…” We live in interesting times — times where those who used to rail against the culture embrace it and times when those who thought they were the culture realize they are on the outside. We live in times when politicians hide behind lies | Read More »

    Plunder & Deceit is Out TODAY

    Mark Levin has a new book out called Plunder and Deceit. It may not be exactly what you expected, but it is exactly what you need. Actually, I’m not exaggerating about that. I have been wondering as the culture shifts what I need to be thinking about in relation to my kids’ ethics, morals, and values. We have a shelf of Dobson at home and | Read More »

    Trump Triumphant

    Whether you like Donald Trump or not is irrelevant. On Thursday, Donald Trump will appear on a Presidential debate stage with nine other Americans out of more than 300 million people. The nine candidates who will be on stage with Trump still have not figured out how to deal with Trump. Maybe by Thursday they will. The way to deal with Trump is to speak | Read More »

    A Good Thing Messed Up By Pollsters

    I support having the top ten Republicans on the main debate stage. I think if you put all of them on the stage — the 16 to 2000 declared candidates — you learn nothing and accomplish nothing. Fox News (one of my employers) and the RNC deciding to use a polling average and put the top ten in the main event is not a bad | Read More »

    Even In Politics Not Everything Is Political

    I have seen a number of Republicans and even some Christian evangelicals in the past seventy-two hours make the case that the Republican Party should avoid a government shutdown to stop Planned Parenthood. In fact, a few have said the fight against Planned Parenthood is just another ideological fight and government does so much more and depriving Planned Parenthood of any money will not stop | Read More »